INTRODUCTION: Hand characteristically being the front of the athlete absorbs the initial contact.
Accordingly fingers and thumb injuries are very common comprising 9% of all sports-related injuries.
Early attention to finger trauma is vital to prevent long term sequelae and the radiologist has a pivotal role in providing a rapid and accurate diagnosis in guiding the attending physician.
An MRI scanner with dedicated surface hand-and-wrist coils not only depict normal tendons,
Methods and Materials
METHODS AND MATERIALS: The wide range of injuries was observed on 1.5 and 3 T MR imaging closed system.
A dedicated flex coil for studying small parts of the limbs was used.
Scanning was done either in supine positioning of the patient,
with the arm at the side of the body or prone position was used in claustrophobic patients with arm extended and placed in the scanner.
Routine MR imaging of the finger was performed in the axial,
and coronal planes in relation to the MCP and PIP...
Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE After proper protocol and systematic evaluation the detailed information about the pattern,
and extent of injuries was used by the referring clinician to determine the correct surgical plan.
Particular emphasis was done on surgical approach in ambiguous or clinically equivocal cases or cases with negative results at plain radiography.
The MRI findings were correlated with clinician’s assessment,
post-operative findings or clinical outcome after...
The interpretation by radiologist with detailed description of lesions in a complex anatomical area like fingers ,
has a pivotal role in deciding the effective and timely management.
This can be achieved by optimal assessment of the condition of tendons ,
presence of a tear,
the number of affected tendons,
the extent of tendon retraction,
lesions of the capsule and ligament ,
volar plate injuries and the presence of associated lesions (25,26). Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Key...
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